MS Dhoni has won two World Cups as captain, he has nothing left to achieve, says Viswanathan Anand

India's semi-final exit at the ICC World Cup has led to speculations about MS Dhoni's retirement, but he himself has preferred to stay quiet and took a break from cricket to serve his regiment in Territorial Army.

Press Trust of India, Sep 12, 2019 16:43:12 IST

Kolkata: Chess wizard Viswanathan Anand says it is totally MS Dhoni's prerogative to take a call on his retirement and the former captain has nothing left to achieve in his career, should he decides to quit anytime soon.

India's semi-final exit at the ICC World Cup earlier this year has led to speculations about the veteran stumper's retirement, but he himself has preferred to stay quiet and took a break from cricket to serve his regiment in Territorial Army.

MS Dhoni has won two World Cups as captain, he has nothing left to achieve, says Viswanathan Anand

File image of MS Dhoni. AFP

Dhoni, who is in the middle of a two-month sabbatical which will end later this month, has also not been included for the T20 series against South Africa beginning 15 September.

"He (Dhoni) knows what's the right decision for him. But I think nothing is left behind or on the table for him," Anand told PTI from Chennai.

"He has a phenomenal fan following. He had achieved everything which he had set out to achieve. He has won India two World Cups (2007 World T20 and 2011 ODI World Cup) as captain. He has been a great captain. No one can decide (when to quit) better than him.

"He is obviously in the best position to know what he wants to do. But if he quits, there's nothing left for him to achieve. He has had a remarkable career," the five-time world chess champion said.

Updated Date: Sep 12, 2019 16:43:12 IST






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3 South Africa 2917 108
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3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
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